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Tree preservation orders (TPO)
The designation of trees in conservation areas that contribute significantly to the amenity value of an area. A TPO designation requires that the council is consulted before any works are carried out to them including routine maintenance.
You can find out more about the role trees play in avoiding overheating in buildings and the public realm on the Economic development, infrastructure and the built environment page in the climate change section of the PAS website.
You may also like to view the Communities and Local Government publication Tree Preservation Orders: A Guide to the Law and Good Practice.